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I INSULA-riNO LUMBER~~1 




WHAT IT IS 


C ELOTKX is the board- 
form insulation that com- 
Dines high insulating value with 
structural strength. It is pro- 
duced from cane fibre. It is a 
strong, rigid, waterproofed board, 
having greater strength than 
wood sheathing on the wall, and 
the insulating value of cork. 

There is a use for Celotex in 
every building — as general heat 
and cold insulation, as sheath- 
ing, plaster base, roof insulation, 
interior finish, exterior finish and 
sound deadener. Insulation 
against heat and cold is always 
obtained at the cost of one mate- 
rial. In resisting the passage of 
heat and cold, the ^-inch thick- 
ness of Celotex is equivalent 
to 13 /^-inches of lumber, or a 
12 -inch wall of concrete. 

To build with Celotex means 
to effect an annual saving of from 
25 to 35 per cent in fuel consump- 
tion; an interior cool in summer 
and warm in winter. To build 
without insulation means to 
futilely attempt to heat all out- 
doors in winter and live in a hot- 
house in summer. 


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Residence of Julian Smith, Wilmette, 111. 
Norman W. Cook, Architect 
Celotex Used for Sheathing and Roof Insulation 



Residence of S. S. Beman, Winnetka, 111. 

S. S. Beman, Architect 

Celotex Used for Sheathing and Roof Insulation 



Residence of Bruce Flemming, Royal Oak, Mich. 
Celotex Used for Sheathing under brick veneer. 


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Telephone X 392 

Young and Young 

ARCHITECTS 

102-3 Insurance Building 

DALLAS, TEXAS 
April 25, 1923 


S. W. Uichols Company. 
2116 Jackson Street, 
Dallas, Texas. 

Gentlemen: 


In the construction of an 
apartment huildine for General Felix H. 
Robertson, recently completed at Waco, 
Texas, about 50,000 feet of “Celotex” 
was used. After investigating this 
material, we changed our specifica- 
tions, which originally called for 
metal lath, for wo desired to give 
“Celotex” a thorough test as a plaster 
base. 

The owner, as well as our- 
selves, is entirely satisfied with the 
results obtained, and we are pleased to 
report our findings in connection with 
“Celotex** as follows: 


First: As a plaster base, 
it proved highly satisfactory, giving 
greater strength than could have been 
obtained through the use of metal or 
wood lath. 

Second: As a sound dead- 
ener and an insulator it is all that 
you claim it to be. 


Third: Its use saved the 
owners approximately $1100.00 in the 
cost of the building. This was not 
anticipated. We would have been satis- 
fied with the use of the material at an 
even greater cost because of its qual- 
ities as a sound deadener and an in- 
sulator. 


. We are now specifying 

Celotex and it is our intention to 
continue to do so, for we believe that 
we are serving the best interests of 
our clients thereby. 


Very truly yours, 
FRY/LB YOUNG and YOUNG. 



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Residence of R. A. Lilley, 1518 Osceola Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 
Celotex Used for Sheathing and Plaster Base 



Althea Gardens, Detroit, Mich. 
Celotex Used for Plaster Base 



Residence of T. A. Tooey, Beverly Hills, Calif. 
Wm. M. Clarke, Architect 
Celotex Used for Plaster Base and Sound Deadening 


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Hacynes Ccaawraticai. 


H.laKWtB MAYMSS, OMl.Mgr. 

Printers 


412^14 EAST 11TH STRerr 
Lot ANOCLKS 

DecemlDer 13th, 22 


Western Celotex Co. , 

414 Metropolitan Bldg. , 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Attention Mr. C. A. Lindner. 

Gentlemen: 

It gives us great pleasure to 
write an unsolicited letter of commenda- 
tion on some of the superior features r.:c 
your product, Celotex, over the heretofore 
more generally used lath and plaster. 


Most important of all, to us, is 
its deadening or sound-proof qualities. As 
you know, the walls of our general office 
are lined with the Celotex, and the manner 
in which the noises from our pressroom are 
kept out of the office, with only a swing- 
ing door between, is almost unbelievable. 
Our private office is also absolutely 
sound-proof and conversation carried on 
there cannot be heard in the general office. 


It is also truly remarkable as a 
temperature leveler and retainer. Our of- 
fices remain ideally cool in the summer, 
and in the colder weather are readily 
heated in a few moments and great comfort 
maintained with a very small amount of 
heat. It is often noticeable that our of- 
fices are still warm when we come to work 
in the morning after having been without 
beat since five o’clock of the previous 
evening - a matter of some fourteen hours. 

It is putting it mildly to say 
that we are perfectly satisfied with the 
results obtained from the use of Celotex 
and we wish you great success in the mar- 
keting of so meritorious an article. 

Very truly yours. 


HLH:W 


HAYNES CORPORATION, 

Sc ’y. 


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Residence of J. A. Anger, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Buemming & Guth, Architects 
Celotex Used for Sheathing and Insulation 



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Frank Staar & Sons. Inc. 
Shect Mctal Works. Composition^ 
Slatc AND Tile RooriNo 


CHICAGO 


1922, 


The Calotejt, Conpsn;, 
Conway Bnilftlng, 
Chicago, 111. 

Oentlemen-.x 


th- ®- satlafaotion for 

the Colotsx roofing Inaualtlon which yoa furnlshsi 
U8 for the Ihillerton Plasa Apartaenta. 


w . .?* Celotex, which oomea In larga 

regular roofers in hot pitch mopped 
applied our Pour 

SI SSoS" ” “• ""'p'”* 






Yours Tory Truly, 

PRASK SIAAR* SOUS, IRC. 


CHARLIE CHAPLIN FILM COMPANY 

LOS ANOELIS. CAL. 


April Slat, 1923 


Western Celotex Compare, 

414 Uatropolltan Building, 

Loa Angeles, California. 

Dear Sirs:- 

We have used Celotex la the eonatructioa 
of the projection room in Mr. Cliarlea Chaplin's nsw 
realdance at Bererly Hills and have found it eatla* 
factory in every way. 

We do not hesitate to recoonmnd Celotex 
to those desirous of obtaining first class insulating 
luoher. 


Tours Toiy sincerely, 

General Manager , 

AB.SBB CHABUC CHAPLIN HLU COMPANT. 


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Parish House, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Elizabeth, N. J. 
Celotex Used for Interior Finish 



Residence of F. J. Robinson, Kansas City, Mo. 

McKecknie & Trask, Architects 
Celotex Used for Sheathing and Stucco Base 



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Residence of Arnold Totman, Winnetka, 111. 
Pucky & Jenkins, Architects 
Celotez Used for Sheathing and Roof Insulation 




Apartment Building, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Ley Bros., Designers and Builders 
Celotex Used for Plaster Base and Sound Deadening 


Residence of A. T. Sayre, Wichita, Kansas. 
Celotez used for Sheathing and Insulation. 


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Residence of W. Beverley Robinson, 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

Base, Sheathing and Roof Insulation 


Amarillo Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas. 

Lang & Witchell, Architects. 

Celotex used for acoustical correction under ceiling. 


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Celotex 


Base 


Ambassador Apartments, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Ambassador Holding Co., Owners 
60,000 Feet of Celotex Used for Insulation 



Delivering Celotex to the Job 
Los Angeles, Calif. 


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MCMIt* rCDC»n •tSCAVf «VSTCM 



Marine Bank andTrust Company 


New Orleans 


The Celotez Company. 
Chicago, Illinois. 


Centletaonr 

Ton aro oorroct In your Information In ro . 
my having usod "Colotaz Insulating Lumbar" In tha racon* 
structlon of a suburban oottage. Tha facts are, Urs. 
Uarflald, In tha lata sommar, purchased a llttla place 
at Ponobstoula, Louisiana, on which was located a vary 
roughly constructed cabin of thrao rooms. 

After a visit to your plant, I was immediately 
Impressed with the value. of your product, and felt It 
could be used to good advantage In lining the oottage we 
had on our hands. 


After a great deal of perauaSlon,' Urs. Uarfleld 
oonaented, and the tranaformation of the rough oottage Into 
a coxy three room bungalow was so complete within three or 
four days time, that she was more than delighted with the 
aesnlt. 

It gives me a great deal of pleasure to say that 
I consider Celotex not a comin g, but an established product. 


Toura 




UANO a WITCHCLL 



r. W. KXchols CO.f 

Dallas, Texas. 


April 18th, 1983. 


Oentlamen: — 

It gives ua a great deal of pleaaure to aay a few 
words regarding Celotex Insulating Lumber, 

Ce],otex was used as a plaster base on the Royal Street 
Sohool, Dallas, Texas, and upon completion of the building was 
found to be In splendid condition. 

We have used Celotex for roof Insulation, cold storage 
rooms, pax>tltlon walls and on one Job for a celling which was 
used for Its acoustical value. 

We anticipate using this material quite extensively, 
for In addition to Its wonderful Insulating value. It makes a 
perfect plaster base. 


Yours very truly, 

LAKO tt WITCHELL, ARCHITECT^' 
Per 


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Interior of House Boat of the famous Lake Arthur Club, 
Lake Arthur, La. 

Celotex Used for Interior Finish 


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CONCtMJrt 


BC^SCOUtt 






FaSCHER BROS. 

INTERIOR CABINET WORK 
pinBjiij^mTs 

HBWTORK.j^, 1922. »•* 


Th* C«lot«x Coopany. 

Conway Building, 

Cbloago. minola. 

Daar Sira:- 

Slnoa our talk .rlth you aomatlir.o ago, regarding 
tba inaulatlng propartlea of Oalotax, wa hava uaad 
a oonaidarabla aaount, both In rafrlgarator back bara 
for aoda fountalna and for hualdor roooa, anl find tha 
product to bo Boat aatiafaotory In avary particular, 
and find it aron batter than you olaisad it to ba. 

*a have put it to aomo vary aevaro taata ana are aora 
than plaaaad with tha raaulta obtained. 

Vary truly youra. 




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ROCHAT & COMPANY 

PLASTERING CONTRACTORS 
MINNEAPOLIS. MINNESOTA 
V 

June 12, 1S32. 

Tho Celotax Conipany. 

1311 Conway Building, 

Cbloogo, Illlnola. 

Dear Sirs:- 

I can highly reoomaend Cslotox as a 
plastsr bass. I havs used It on ssvaral jobs 
ana tha result has been perfect finished walls 
and ceilings. With Celotex, less plaster aaterlal 
is required, and lathing Is ellnlnataa. 

Toura truly, 

ROCHAT d COUPAKT 


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Residence of Thos. H. Ince, Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Roy S. C. Price, Architect 
Celotex Used for Insulation and Sound Deadening 



Royal Street School, Dallas Texas 
Celotex Used for Plaster Base 



Kirkard Apartments, Dallas, Texas 
Celotex Used for Plaster Base and Sound Deadening 


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Garvanza High School, Garvanza, Calif. 
Celotex Used for Plaster Base and Sound Deadening 


Street Scene, Hal Roach Studios, Culver City, Calif. 
Celotex Used on all Buildings for Stucco Base 


Residence at Blue Island, 111. 

Celotex Used for Sheathing and Plaster Base 


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BISSEU/WHSERX HANO CQMBANV^ 

16 SOUTH MICHIGAN TO^ENUB 

CHI C A. O O 


March 22, 1922. 

Celotex Products Company 
McKnight Building, 

Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Gentlemen: 

We have recently fitted up 
new ware rooms at No. 26 South Michigan 
Avenue, and have used in our Talking 
Machine demonstrating rooms, “Celotex” 
for partitions. 


, ^ , It gives us pleasure to 

state that we have found this material 
to he highly satisfactory, not only in 
regard to its sound-proof qualities, 
hut also from the standpoint of reson- 
ance. It has seemed to us and to our 
customers that the talking machines 
demonstrated in our rooms have an un- 
usually sonorous and resonant quality 
of tone; and we attribute this largely 
to the fact that the walls of these 
rooms are lined with “Celotex”. 

We are pleased to give this 
information to whosoever may wish to 
avail themselves of it, and to extend 
to anyone who may he interested in in- 
vestigating a cordial invitation to 
visit our ware rooms, and to see and 
hear for themselves how satisfactory 
this material has proved to he. 


Aside from the above the 
material Itself is of a vpry pleasing 
texture; so much so that we decided to 
leave it in its natural state, rather 
than to stain or color it artificially 

Yours very truly. 


AB-PM 


BISSELL-WEISERT PIANO COMPANY 


.jsjUI 


President. 


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St. Sebastian Church, Detroit, Mich. 
Celotex Used for Plaster Base 


Apartment Building, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Dr. E. Dougherty, Owner 

Celotex Used for Plaster Base and Sound Deadening 


Residence of Fred Schoelkopf, Dallas, Texas 
Celotex Used for Insulation and Sound Deadening 


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Residence of M. Bear, 
Lansdowne, Pa. 
Celotez used for sheathing 


Delco Laboratories, Dasdion, Ohio 
120.000 Feet of Celotex Used for Roof Insulation 


Cossitt Aye. High School, LaGrange, 111. 
Childs & Smith, Architects 
Celotex Used for Roof Insulation 


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B. G. Dahlljerg, 

President Celotex Company, 
Chicago, 111. 


Dear Sir: 

One of the greatest difficulties 
experienced hy Brick Manufacturers is roof 
construction for drier houses. These roofs 
are always practically flat and are ex- 
pected to retain heat in the tunnels as 
well as to exclude rain. We have experi- 
mehted for a number of years and re-roofed 
our Dry House last year with a patented 
material guaranteed to retain heat and to 
be impervious to water. This roof was an 
absolute failure within ninety days after 
its construction. 

Our last experiment consisted in 
treating our roof with a heavy coat of 
filler, then laying a covering of Celotex 
in hot asphalt, covering the Celotex with 
another coat of hot asphalt finished with 
three layer coat of asphalt paper. The 
results obtained have been somewhat star- 
tling as wo have had to reduce our gas 
under dry house 60 ^ to 705^ allowing us to 
operate, since Celotex was applied, with 
30% to 40% of our former gas consumption. 

We believe that wo have solved 
the question of drier roof construction for 
brick plants — thanks to Celotex — and this 
is a question of grave importance to all 
brick manufacturers. I honestly believe 
that a roof, such as we have constructed, 
pay for itself many times from saving 
in fuel alone and, at the same time, re- 
turn profits from the elimination of brick 
spoiled on account of leaky roof. 

We are very glad to recommend 
Celotex as insulation for this class of 
construction. 


Very truly yours, 
KIEDONIA BRICK WORKS 



GBS/L 


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contractors and jobbers 

3222-3224 Wcntmorth AvtNUt 
CHICAGO ILL 


The Celotex Company, 

Conway Building, 

Chicago, Illinois. 

Gentlemen: 

I have used Celotex for roof in- 
sulation under my roofing on many buildings 
in Chicago and its environs. 

Celotex is the best roof insula- 
tion I have used for the following reasons: 

1st. It comes in sheets of large 
area and, therefore, can be handled by 
roofers according to their usual method. 

2d. It is of more uniform 
thickness than any other roof insulation 
I have handled. 

3d. It has a hard surface, so 
that the roofing pitch can be applied to it 
and the roofing paper applied thereto 
without any unusual absorption of pitch, 
which is a great fault of other insulating 
materials . 

It has a high insulating value, 
because I have used it on some very par- 
ticular jobs where the problem of ceiling 
condensation is very severe and it gave 
great satisfaction in these cases. 

Furthermore, it is a board of 
stiff texture, so after the roofing pitch 
and gravel are applied on the roof over 
the Celotex insulation a man can walk over 
the roof without danger of puncturing the 
paper, whereas if softer insulations are 
used this would occur. 

On the whole, I will say that 
Celotex is the most satisfactory roof in- 
sulation I have ever seen. 

Very respectfully yours, 
CHICAGO ROOFING & SUPPLY CO. 

RBU*JB Per 


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I. O. O, F. Rest Cottage, St. Paul, Minn. 
Celotex Used for Interior Finish 



Summer Cottage Near Momence, 111. 
Celotex Used for Sheathing and Exterior Finish 


Brooklawn Dance Hall, Bridgeport, Conn. 

Walter S. Hawley, Contractor 

Celotex Used for Sheathing, Interior Finish and Sound Deadening 


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Store Building, 820 Second Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Magney & Tusler, Architects 
10,000 Feet of Celotex Used for Roof Insulation 




Apartment Building, St. Paul, Minn. 
30,000 Feet of Celotex Used for Insulation 


The Ruby Garage, St. Paul, Minn. 
Celotex Used for Roof Insulation 


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OUR BRAND 

*LUCKY IS" 


RED RIVER POTATO COMPANY 

GROWERS AND SHIPPERS 
SELECTED 

RED RIVER VALLEY POTATOES 


EAST GRAND FORKS. MINN. 


April 19, 1923. 

The Celotex Company, 

Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Gentlemen: 

The Celotex that we used was 
for insulation in the roof of our 
warehouse, and this warehouse is 
36 ft. X 70 ft. The Celotex 
hoards were nailed up on the raf- 
ters, and celling lumber was put 
on on top of this. The ceilings 
of potato warehouses are subject 
to dampness more so than any 
other building and our desire was 
to find some Insulation that 
would prevent moisture. May wo 
inform you that our desires were 
accomplished by using Celotex, as 
we have not noticed a drop of 
moisture on the celling. 

If you still desire a photo- 
graph of our building, same may 
be secured upon request. Await- 
ing further word, we are 

Yours very truly, 

RED RIVER POTATO COMPANY. 


P. S.--May we have quotations on 
approximately three thousand 
square feet of Celotex, 7/16 inch, 
as we have another warehouse that 
needs some insulation. These 
figures are based only on our ap- 
proximate need. 

CL: LB 


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Residence of Clarence R. Marlatt, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Maurice E. Thornton, Architect. 

Celotex used as Sheathing under brick veneer. 



Residence of B. F. Pease, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Gus Fellers, Contractor. 

Celotex used for Sheathing and Plaster Base. 



Pavilion, Lake Minnetonka, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Celotex used for Roof Insulation and Interior Finish. 


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SUBURBAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 
GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS 
KIRKWOOD. MISSOURI 

BEU. KIRKWOOD (81 


April 6tli, 1923 


The Celotex Company, 

1002 Title Guaranty Bldg. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Gentlemen : - 

Replying to your letter of re- 
cent date requesting an expression from us 
as to the merits of Celotex for plaster 
and stucco "base, we are pleased to say 
that it has given us very good results. 

We first tried it out on a 
“bungalow for Mr. Ira Howe on Brownell 
Avenue, east of Collins Road, as a plaster 
“base on outside walls. Not a single crack 
developed on either the “brown or finish 
coats of plaster on these walls, whereas 
the interior walls which were regularly 
lathed had their usual quota of “buckles and 
cracks. During the zero weather, the out- 
side walls of this house were Just as warm 
as the interior. 

We also used it as a plaster 
"base on a residence erected for Mr. J. P. 
Chambers on Highland Avenue, west of 
Collins Road. The results were the same. 

We have also used it as a stucco 
“base at Nos 600 and 602 Atlanta Avenue. 
Not a single crack has developed. The 
house at No. 600 has already received the 
dash coat “but at No. 602 it can “bo seen to 
“best advantage the good results o“btained 
with Portland cement stucco jn a Celotex 
“base. 

Aw it is our policy to build 
quality into homes instead of ascertaining 
the cheapest method, we have not thus far 
compiled any figures showing comparative 
costs. We believe it to be an article of 
exceptional merit and intend to continue 
using it for this reason alone. 

Yours very truly, 

SUBURBAN CONSTRUCTION CO. 



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